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Frontera norte

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JASSO VARGAS, Rosalba. Spaces of Prolonged Stay for Central American Migrants in Transit Through Mexico.Translated byLuis Cejudo-Espinosa. Frontera norte [online]. 2021, vol.33, e2075.  Epub Sep 13, 2021. ISSN 2594-0260.

The objective of this article is to identify the main areas where Central American migrants spend most of their time during their transit through Mexico. The theoretical framework reviews the mobility-immobility and aspiration/ability approaches that focus on mobility restrictions and waiting times. The definition of waiting territories and the inclusion of the length of stay variable contribute to the study of transit migration from the perspective of immobility. Using the Migration Survey in the Northern Border (Emif Sur), the magnitude of displacements through the reported areas by migrants is estimated as having the longest length of stay in their migratory displacement. Long-term transit spaces correspond to different border regions and locations close to migratory routes. The provided empirical evidence indirectly suggests obstacles to mobility manifested in long- term transit spaces.

Keywords : waiting territories; transit; length of stay; northern border; south of Mexico.

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